Several players left the NovaCare Complex Saturday as the Eagles began to cut down their roster. Read more »
CHICAGO – Jeremy Maclin, who sat out parts of practice this week, will suit up and play tonight in the Eagles’ preseason opener against the Chicago Bears.
This will be Maclin’s first game action since the 2012 season finale. He tore his ACL last July during training camp and was sidelined for the year.
The following Eagles are out: nose tackle Bennie Logan (hamstring), cornerback Nolan Carroll II, wide receiver Riley Cooper (foot), inside linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring), wide receiver Jeff Maehl (ankle), running back Chris Polk (hamstring) and center Julian Vandervelde (back). Read more »
The second-year linebacker is eligible to participate in practices this offseason and can play in preseason games.
“Several weeks ago, I was shocked to learn that I tested positive for a stimulant that is banned by the NFL. I have never knowingly ingested a banned substance, but like most players, I take nutritional supplements. Unfortunately, I now know that supplements are not regulated and thus may contain things that are not listed on the label,” said Knott through a statement. “The NFL policy is very strict, so I have chosen to take immediate responsibility. I look forward to participating in team workouts, training camp and the pre-season with my team. During the suspension, I will work extremely hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to contribute immediately upon my return. I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, my family and fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.” Read more »